Category Archives: Upgrade

Announcing Our New Learning Technology Support Site

We would like to take the opportunity to share our new support site,, with you! We will be retiring our old site shortly. We took the opportunity to update our documentation with our recent upgrade from Blackboard managed hosting … Continue reading

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Looking to the future at #Durbbu

On Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th January 2019 I attended the 19th Annual Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference. This event is organized by Malcolm Murray and his team of Learning Technologists at the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) each year. … Continue reading

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Blackboard Upgrade & Known Issues

The Blackboard environment at NUI Galway was upgraded at the weekend to version Q2 2018. This doesn’t bring a lot of new features, but does fix a couple of problems and (unfortunately) introduces some new ones. Despite thorough testing by … Continue reading

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Blackboard Summer Upgrade (June 2017)

As time marches on, so too does our Blackboard system. On Monday, the 12th of June 2017, we will move a little bit further into future, with our upgrade to Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2016. So, what changes and benefits … Continue reading

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Using Blackboard for return of grades

Following the recent communications from the Registrar and the Exams Office regarding the elimination of white sheets and return of grades using the Blackboard Grade Centre, we’re now writing to let you know what to expect in Blackboard. What will … Continue reading

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We’re upgrading!

I’m pleased to let you know that our Blackboard Learn system will be upgraded early in January before the start of the new semester. To facilitate the upgrade, the Blackboard service will be unavailable from 5:00am Tuesday, January 6th to … Continue reading

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The future of Blackboard

Watch Stephanie Weeks talk about the new Blackboard user experience at the annual Blackboard World Conference in Las Vegas last month. It will be some time before this experience comes to Blackboard at NUI Galway, but we’re looking forward to … Continue reading

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